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Four fawns ?

Post by grouse » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:03 pm

I was up at my farm this morning sitting on my front porch talking on the phone when I saw a deer step out of the woods about 250 yards away across a cornfield. Eventually a total of five deer entered the field, a large doe and four fawns. I kept waiting for a second doe to appear but none ever did. The fawns romped around the field as the doe traveled about 100 yards along the edge. When she went back into the woods all four fawns followed.

I have seen does with triplets a few times before but never quads. There could have been a second doe that didn't leave the woods but stayed near the edge (as a possible explanation). Have any of you ever seen a doe raising four fawns? I hope I see them again.
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Re: Four fawns ?

Post by Fazan » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:36 pm

Foster parent? :D

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Re: Four fawns ?

Post by MicroMan355 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:31 am

Unusual but possible.

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Post by papabear1 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:17 am

Fazan wrote:Foster parent? :D
Does will foster other fawns, according to M.D.C. bioligests.

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Post by vixenmaster » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:20 am

I have never saw 4 but 3 yes. The Mama of the Mama, G'ma does n will have hers n daughters in tow alot of the time. Yup the other Doe would be wid in couple hundred yds some where
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Re: Four fawns ?

Post by ihunt » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:10 pm

It's called 'Artificial insemination yep the're having that too!!! Pay your money and hopefully have a baby but quite often you end up with triplets or Quadruplets! Hahahaha just joking :lol:
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Re: Four fawns ?

Post by Predator55 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:58 pm

I've read that deer know when their numbers are low and will have more twins and triplets, never heard of quads but anything is possible.

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Re: Four fawns ?

Post by grouse » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:04 am

Their numbers are not low in our area, I see deer nearly every time I go up there, their are tracks anywhere there is mud, and hunting has been good (I killed three last year). We have good habitat and plenty of food (mixture of forests and cropland with ponds and creeks). It could also be that healthier deer are more prolific. I'll be up there picking blackberries this weekend and I would love to see those five deer again.
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Re: Four fawns ?

Post by rayman » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:06 pm

ihunt wrote:It's called 'Artificial insemination Hahahaha just joking :lol:
IVF for whitetails


I saw a doe with 4 small yearlings once years ago. No one believed me.

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Re: Four fawns ?

Post by ihunt » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:12 am

rayman wrote:
ihunt wrote:It's called 'Artificial insemination Hahahaha just joking :lol:
IVF for whitetails


I saw a doe with 4 small yearlings once years ago. No one believed me.
I believe you :roll: :D
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Re: Four fawns ?

Post by kd8jgu » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:22 pm

Behind the house we have 2 does that drop twins each year.
They travel together and you will see one doe with all four fawns every now and then
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